Every year, as soon as everyone gets back to Butler after Thanksgiving, we all notice something different on campus. If you are on the Hampton Drive side of campus….everywhere you go….you hear a rather catchy song. Over the years, this song, Dominick the Donkey, has become synonymous with Christmastime at Butler…and unless you live in extremely close proximity to TKE (the house that plays it) you will love how this song automatically puts you in the Christmas spirit when it plays. What this does mean though, is that when you are a freshman, you will probably hate it for a few reasons…
- Schwitzer and Ross and Resco (the residence halls that freshmen live in) are some of the closest buildings to TKE…..and since they play it from 9 am to 9 pm…the people that live in those buildings get really tired of it…really quickly.
- When you are a freshman, you don’t realize how special Dominick is to the Butler culture, or how much of a tradition it is on campus. So basically, you just don’t appreciate it for what it truly is….the best holiday song ever made.
But if you don’t live super close to TKE, and you only hear Dominick when you are walking around campus on beautiful winter days, you will most likely love it. This year, as I walked around campus on days like that….whether I could hear Dominick or not, I found myself walking to the beat of the song….hoping that I would be able to hear it soon. And last week when I was completely finished with finals, I kept hoping that I would hear it so I could fully enjoy being done with finals…..but they had stopped playing it the week before…so that was out of the question. I love Dominick so much that I am considering playing it for the next two days around my house….I wonder how my family will feel about that….